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Fairview Has New Pastor

Fairview Community Church in Winston encourages everyone in the community to visit their church to welcome Bob McCutcheon and his wife Colleen of Cameron. Pastor McCutcheon is now leading the 135-year-old church after the passing of their long-time minister Junior Davis.

Fairview’s Sunday School is at 9:45 and church is at 11 a.m.

Mr. McCutcheon has been a pastor for over 30 years.

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, August 9, 2015.

Altamont United Methodist

Candle lighting was done by Jacob Youtsey. Choral call to worship was “Sanctuary.” Praise blessings were given for Mary Wilson and Charles Allen. Children’s time was “Share Your Cookies with Others, Don’t Hide Them for Yourself.”

Scripture reading was by Bertie Stith, “The True Life That is Upright and Holy,” from Ephesians 4:24. Donations will be

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HitchBOT

Social media reported hitchBOT, Canada’s hitchhiking robot, spent the night on a park bench in Philadelphia on Friday, July 31. Someone presumably gave it a “hitch” (ride) and then left it in a tourist area on the bench. Here hitchBOT fell into harmful hands and was destroyed.

ShepherdCalls_WPPrior to its destruction, hitchBOT hitchhiked across Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. It came to its demise in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Altamont United Methodist

Adults Sunday School focus was about how God is the only one who is able to redeem us, Isaiah 59:15-21, “A Cry for Justice.” Middle class lesson was: each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others.

Sunday School picnic has been set for

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The God of Peace

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Someone unknown to me several years ago wrote the following: “In describing one of the new movies of the day, a critic wrote, ‘The plot moves rapidly down the sewer.’ It would not be so damaging to those who watch such trash if the mind could be equipped, like your kitchen sink, with a garbage disposal. Then you could flush away all the filth and be

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What is God Like?

Sit down and write a page about what you think God is like. Fill in as many details as you can. You can’t write a whole page? Okay, write a paragraph. Be specific. I can tell you with certainty; God is not like that.

ShepherdCalls_WPEven with the benefit of the Bible, we tend to think of God in terms which suit us. For example, when we read a scripture passage

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Gallatin First Christian

The Praise Team began our 8:20 a.m. worship service with an opening song of praise, Phillip Arnold on the keyboard, and Barry Morrison on the drums. Pastor Russ and Theresa Hamilton gave a children’s message at both services incorporating videos of the children they met in Guatemala. Pastor Russ shared scripture from John 6:1-21 and several

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Olive Baptist Follows the Life of Jesus

Olive Baptist, located on Hwy. O east of Gallatin, held Vacation Bible School July 19-20 with 24 children attending, plus 15 helpers and three in adult class.

The Bible School theme was “Journey Off the Map” and the event ended with a barbecue and fellowship. [Submitted Photo]

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God… In Everything

When I say, “God is in it all” or “God is in everything,” please don’t take me to be a pantheist. I do not think everything is God. However, I do believe God is in everything. I picture our world as a huge sponge filled with the presence of God. Nevertheless, that conviction can be troubling. Here is an example.

ShepherdCalls_WPTo entertain my great grandson who loves fish, I purchased

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